Peterborough United have once again insisted that 17-goal striker Ivan Toney will not be sold in the current transfer window as reported by Peterborough Today.
Larger than life director of football Barry Fry said that several Championship clubs were interested in the forward Posh value at £11 million, but insisted he will be staying at London Road to help with the club’s push for League One promotion.
Derby County and Bristol City have both been linked with an interest in Toney. However, Fry affirmed when he spoke to the local press that Brentford had made advances for the sought-after forward but doubted whether any club would bid enough to get Posh interested before confirming he was not for sale anyway. He said: ‘Brentford, like many other Championship clubs, have shown an interest in Ivan.’
‘But they won’t bid enough, and in any case, Ivan is not for sale. We need him to have any chance of promotion.’
Toney began his career at Northampton where his form earned a move to Premier League Newcastle. While in the North East he enjoyed loan spells at Scunthorpe United, Shrewsbury Town, Barnsley and Wigan Athletic but failed to make a first-team breakthrough.
He moved to Peterborough in 2018 for an undisclosed six-figure fee on a long-term deal, and his outstanding efforts at London Road has made him one of the hottest properties in the EFL.
If Fry is to be believed, he looks set to add to his impressive total of thirty-one league goals in sixty-eight outings in the second half of the season.
Peterborough have an impressive record of finding talent and developing talent before selling at a profit and Toney will be no exception.
Whatever Fry says, every player has his price, and if a club meets the club’s valuation, they will sell.